Street with Nokton 1.1

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Daedalus2000
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Street with Nokton 1.1
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I took the Voigtlander Nokton 1.1 out today for a spin. I have not spent a lot of time processing the images, so I do not have a strong view about it, but it seems to create a good subject isolation, its sharpness is ok but it gives occasionally a "glow" that I am not sure I like it (at 1.1 of course). Its bokeh is ok, but seems to get a bit "hard" when I use a bit more clarity. Anyway, here are some images from it. I will test it more over the next few weeks. It is heavy though...

Best, D

Nokton 1.1 - wide open

I think this was at about f1.1 to f2, but I am not sure

Apple store lifestyle...

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Very nice set with gorgeous B/W conversions!... Well done, my friend!

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Very nice set with gorgeous B/W conversions!... Well done, my friend!

Wow Louis, you are fast!

Thanks my friend, I wish you were in Covent Garden with me today so we can visit your old school and neighbourhoods...

Best, D

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They look very good to me. The DOF on the image from behind the subject is wonderful!

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They look very good to me. The DOF on the image from behind the subject is wonderful!

Pap

Thanks Pap, I will admit that the lens behaved better than I expected, so I will try to use it more to so I can master it. I see it as the poor man's Noctilux! One day I will be able to afford the real one...

I had a quick look at your flickr account by the way. Beautiful colours!

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Thank you Micheal, I am sure you have noticed that I have been influenced by you..

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l_objectif wrote:

Very nice set with gorgeous B/W conversions!... Well done, my friend!

Wow Louis, you are fast!

Thanks my friend, I wish you were in Covent Garden with me today so we can visit your old school and neighbourhoods...

Best, D

I was already in the forum when I saw your name popping up!

It was called "The London School of Film Techniques" and was supposed to be the best of the Western Europe. But I think they changed the name to "The London International  Film School" or something like that! ... That was the good old time and I met so many British movie stars who had friends or family in the school!...

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I was already in the forum when I saw your name popping up!

It was called "The London School of Film Techniques" and was supposed to be the best of the Western Europe. But I think they changed the name to "The London International Film School" or something like that! ... That was the good old time and I met so many British movie stars who had friends or family in the school!...

Is it the London Film school?

http://lfs.org.uk/

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Yes! Maybe this is how it is called now!...

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The first one looks smooth enough, D., nothing wrong with transitioning towards the background, either. I actually prefer to keep the subject in this one a bit softer, it's better suited I think.
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I took the Voigtlander Nokton 1.1 out today for a spin. I have not spent a lot of time processing the images, so I do not have a strong view about it, but it seems to create a good subject isolation, its sharpness is ok but it gives occasionally a "glow" that I am not sure I like it (at 1.1 of course). Its bokeh is ok, but seems to get a bit "hard" when I use a bit more clarity. Anyway, here are some images from it. I will test it more over the next few weeks. It is heavy though...

Best, D

Nokton 1.1 - wide open

I think this was at about f1.1 to f2, but I am not sure

Apple store lifestyle...

I really like these images. Great conversions also. This lens has it's flaws for sure, but it is very fast, and for the price, it is a real bargain. It has a more classic rendering, which I like, and that glow you mention, while not always appropriate, can be nice at times. You did great with this lens.

By the way, while I enjoyed them all, the second one is my favorite.

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Very nice D….. the last scene is my favorite !!

Best, Gianluca

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Daedalus2000 wrote:

I took the Voigtlander Nokton 1.1 out today for a spin. I have not spent a lot of time processing the images, so I do not have a strong view about it, but it seems to create a good subject isolation, its sharpness is ok but it gives occasionally a "glow" that I am not sure I like it (at 1.1 of course). Its bokeh is ok, but seems to get a bit "hard" when I use a bit more clarity. Anyway, here are some images from it. I will test it more over the next few weeks. It is heavy though...

Best, D

Nokton 1.1 - wide open

I think this was at about f1.1 to f2, but I am not sure

Apple store lifestyle...

All three are great images, Kostas.  Love the last and the first one too.  I also like your B&W treatment.  Very nicely done!

Cheers,

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I second Micheal. The window into apple world together with the b/w processing creates abstract scene. It would be good if there was some relationship between the two frames, for example someone peeking in as they walked past on the pavement.

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Looks like it's not an easy lens to get to grips with Kostas. But, as here, worth the effort when you do.

I like all three, but the last is my pick for the way it messes with the brain a bit. The initial - is it a window or a mirror or what? Well it messed with my brain anyway. My wife says that's not hard to do.

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PS: Is the Nokton one of the lenses you had with you on Friday?

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These look great! I read a lot of conflicting reviews about the Nokton, but these are a convincing plus to me.

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Can you say at what f number focus peaking becomes effective. I have heard that there is no focus peaking below f2 because the contrast is too low. This would negate the advantage of having focus peaking for accurate focusing in lower light, where the ordinary rangefinder can become difficult.

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Can you say at what f number focus peaking becomes effective. I have heard that there is no focus peaking below f2 because the contrast is too low. This would negate the advantage of having focus peaking for accurate focusing in lower light, where the ordinary rangefinder can become difficult.

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Hi Wilson,

You are asking a very good question. I have been struggling to get any focus peaking with lenses wide open, but I have not done any formal tests. I had a quick look now with a few lenses under artificial diffused light and I could not get any meaningful focus peaking below f2.8...

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